COUNCILLORS

COUNCILLORS

Listed below are all the Town Councillors, including their photos and current areas of Town Council responsibility. You can also find out who represents certain organisations by clicking here for a full list of the representatives.

Please Click HERE for a list of Councillors’ Declarations of Acceptance of Office and Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and click HERE for Register of Interests

CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR HANDLING COMPLAINTS

You can contact the Councillors direct or via the Town Clerk’s Office.

Cllr. Sara Loch (Old Town Ward)

Chairman of Council and Town Mayor 2012/2013

Serving Councillor since October 2000

Past Mayor 2008/2009

Ex-Officio Member of all Committees and Working Groups

Town Council Representative to Allotment Society, Blandford Forum Charities, Chamber of Trade, DT11 Forum Community Partnership and North Dorset Youth Council.

 

Cllr Bob Brannigan (Langton St Leonards Ward)Vice Chairman of Council and Deputy Town Mayor 2012/2013

Serving Councillor since December 2009

Ex-Officio Member of all Committees and Working Groups

Town Council Representative to Ancient Monuments Officer (Deputy) Blandford & District Civic Society, and TIC Observer (Deputy)

 

Cllr. Esme Butler (Langton St Leonards Ward) 

Serving Councillor since May 1999

Past Mayor 2002/2003, 2005/2006 2010/2011 and 2011/2012

Town Council Representative to Blandford Forum Charities, Blandford Museum Trust, Blandford Yuletide Festival

Cllr Peter Clark (Old Town Ward)

Serving Councillor since October 2011

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Town & General Purposes Committee

Town Council Representative to Age Concern

 

 

 

Cllr Roger Carter (Damory Down Ward)Serving Councillor since May 2011

Vice Chairman of Planning Committee

Member of Recreation & Amenities Committee

Town Council Representative to Blandford Area Youth Management Committee, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation and North Dorset Youth Council

Cycling Officer

 

Cllr. Harold Galpin (Damory Down Ward)

Serving Councillor since October 2000

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Recreation & Amenities Committee

Member of Finance & Staffing Committee

Town Council Representative to Allotment Society, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association and the Rights of Way Officer

 

Cllr. Tony Harrocks (Hilltop Ward)

Serving Councillor since October 2010

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Town & General Purposes Committee

Town Council Representative to Blandford Museum Trust (Deputy), Blandford Public Transport Group Parish Transport Representative, Blandford Yuletide Festival, DT11 Forum Community Partnership (Deputy) and TREADS

 

Cllr. Steve Hitchings (Hilltop Ward)

Serving Councillor since May 2003

Past Mayor 2007/2008

Chairman of Finance & Staffing Committee

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Recreation & Amenities Committee

Town Council Representative to Blandford Forum Charities

 

Cllr Sylvia Hixson Andrews (Old Town Ward)Serving Councillor since May 2007

Vice Chairman of Planning Committee

Member of Recreation & Amenities Committee

Town Council Representative to Blandford Opportunity Group, DT11 Forum Community Partnership (Deputy) and TREADS

 

Cllr. Rosemary J Holmes (Damory Down Ward)

Serving Councillor since January 1990

Chairman of Town & General Purposes Committee

Past Mayor 2000/2001

Member of Planning Committee

Town Council Representative to Ancient Monuments Officer, Blandford Forum Charities, Blandford Public Transport Group Parish Transport Representative, Chamber of Trade, Clean Up Blandford Campaign, DAPTC North Dorset (Deputy), DT11 Forum Community Partnership and Preetz Twinning Association

 

Cllr. Lynn Lindsay (Station Ward)

Serving Councillor since 1999

 

Past Mayor 2003/2004 and 2009/2010

 

Chairman of Recreation & Amenities Committee

 

Member of Planning Committee

 

Member of Finance & Staffing Committee

 

Town Council Representative to Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group and Great Dorset Steam Fair

Cllr Hugo Mieville (Langton St Leonards Ward)

Serving Councillor since May 2011

Member of Planning Committee

Vice Chairman of Town & General Purposes Committee

Town Council representative to Blandford Yuletide Festival, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation and Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association

 

Cllr. Mike Owen (Station Ward)

Serving Councillor May 1991 to May 2007 – re-elected August 2007

 

Chairman of Planning Committee

 

Member of Recreation & Amenities Committee

 

Town Council representative as Tree Warden

 

 

 

Cllr A Pemberton (Old Town Ward)Serving Councillor since May 2007

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Town & General Purposes Committee

Member of Finance & Staffing Committee

 

Cllr Jackie Stayt (Hilltop Ward) Serving Councillor since May 2007

Member of Town & General Purposes Committee

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Finance & Staffing Committee

Town Council Representative to DAPTC Larger Councils and North Dorset Representative, and TIC Observer

 

Cllr. Haydn White (Station Ward)

Serving Councillor since 1983

Past Mayor 1995/1996, 1998/1999 and 1999/2000

Member of Planning Committee

Member of Recreation and Amenities Committee

Member of Finance & Staffing Committee

Town Council representative on William Williams Charity, and DAPTC Larger Councils and North Dorset representative

 

TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON

EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS

The Town Council appoints Councillors to act as representatives to organisations and groups within the town. Councillors’ involvement as representatives in the local community develops greater understanding within the Council of the role of these organisations and groups. Representatives are nominated either at the request of a particular organisation/group or, if core funding has been granted, at the request of the Town Council.

The term of office for representatives is normally for a period of one year commencing from the Statutory Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May. Town Council representatives are expected to regularly attend meetings of the organisation they represent and take an active part in its operations. Annual reports are submitted by each representative to the Statutory Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May.

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